Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins revealed in a statement yesterday that the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the devices it will be running on are now in carrier testing with some 50 carriers.
Heins said “I’m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10. In the last week, BlackBerry 10 achieved Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers — a key step in our preparedness for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. We made this commitment during our recent results conference call and we have delivered.”
“Our respective teams are now engaged on the technical and commercial preparation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the lab entry is an important milestone in that context.”